Constructing a Pedestrian Bridge
Over a Busy Railyard

Challenge

The City wanted to connect two neighborhoods divided by an active railyard. The project team had to find a way to assemble the bridge without disrupting railroad operations.

Solution

The project team pumped concrete through an existing stormwater culvert, underneath the railyard, to a crane in the middle of the site where the bridge was assembled.

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Features

  • Four-span steel truss bridge spanning 500 feet over railyard
  • Seven-span pre-stressed concrete girder

Awards

  • Project of the Year Award | American Public Works Association (APWA)

Project
Bud Hendrickson Memorial Nature Trail and Pedestrian Bridge

Location
La Crosse, Wis.

Client
City of La Crosse

Services

  • Construction services
  • Railroad coordination